Forrest Griffin's Sexy Valentine's Gift and the Rest of the Day on MMA Twitter

Jonathan SnowdenCombat Sports Senior WriterFebruary 7, 2013

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Forrest Griffin reacts during a light heavyweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC President Dana White loves Twitter. Is it any wonder then that his fighters love it too? Especially when the company hands out cash money for the athletes who do it best.

White's Twitter passion has led to an incredibly robust and vibrant MMA Twitter scene, one I hope to carefully observe and navigate for you, the reader, selecting only the best of the best tweets for your enjoyment. Shall we begin?

I'm no Johnnie Cochran, but it's never a good idea to announce your violent intentions in a public forum. That said, Bubz Barracka is a New Jersey-based rapper with a song called "Tatted N Gatted." Perhaps fisticuffs with such a gentleman and his friends may not be the best idea?

You know what's faster than a fighter's hands? A bullet.

Mark Hunt has been one of Twitter's biggest revelations. He's just a weird guy. That's not a judgment. At this point, it's almost fact. He has a website dropping, but he's not putting it out in the world right now. Because Mark Hunt is a romantic. A lover and a fighter, his site is dropping on Valentine's Day so you and that special someone can surf it together. Enjoy!

Forrest Griffin has a Valentine's gift idea of his own. Guys, this one will either work out beyond your wildest dreams or get you slapped in the face. You know how freaky your significant other is or is not. Judge accordingly.

I don't know where Duane Ludwig was when he snapped that picture, but I hope his next move was to run like his life depended on it. Because his life likely depended on it.

Spend enough time with MMA fighters and you will learn all about their love/hate relationship with food. For many, it's something that constantly nags at them, a presence in the back of their mind every minute of every day.

Between ingesting the right fuel for high-powered workouts and the need to cut dozens of pounds by fight night, a fighter is rarely eating what he wants, when he wants. Some get used to it. Some, apparently, write poetry. Lovely.

You may love him. You'll probably hate him. But if you want the latest rumors and a nice slice of "real talk" you need to follow Front Row Brian. If you don't, you're not doing it right.